Major Topics of Germany Trade & Invest in 2019

March 2019

Germany relies on open markets and free trade more than most national economies, but Brexit, trade wars and protectionism endanger this economic basis.

What opportunities are available in foreign markets? How can global trends for the export of goods and services also be used to compete for the best suppliers and foreign company settlements? These questions are just as much of a consideration for small and medium-sized enterprises as they are for large concerns. Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) provides the answers.

But it’s not just about unrestricted access to global markets. The future of energy supply and the digitalization of the economy are also posing new challenges for companies around the world. That’s why GTAI places these issues at the center of its activities.

Open markets – do they still exist?

Germany’s economy owes its success to open markets, free world trade and internationally unrestricted flow of investment. But these cornerstones are faltering. Companies are facing new tariffs and legislation in many markets in almost all continents.

Energy economy – investment opportunities in energy markets worldwide

Thanks to the massive expansion of renewable energies during the first phase of the energy transition, there are now more than 1.6 million power producers are in the German grid today. Energy Transition 2.0 now sees the flexibilization and digitalization of the energy system on the horizon: The heat, transport and power sectors now must be intelligently networked.

Digital economy – trends from Industrie 4.0 to e-health

A chip manufacturer becomes a supplier for autonomous vehicles, digital concerns build cars and are active in the finance sector – digitalization allows industry boundaries to be blurred. Industrial companies and service providers are having to rethink their business models as they reinvent themselves.

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